Interns Wanted

Interns Wanted

Are you a high school junior or senior or a college student with an interest in government or civics? Are you looking to build your resume for college acceptance or for that first job out of college? Are you politically right-of-center and interested in meeting others who are?

If so, reach out to my legislative aide, Amanda Copeland.  We are looking for one or two energetic interns to join our office for the coming months.  As the positions are unpaid, we can absolutely work around other positions …

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Letter to MBTA Fiscal & Management Control Board

The Baker-Polito Administration established an MBTA Fiscal & Management Control Board to examine the operations of the MBTA. Initial findings are out, and some of them are eye opening.  Below is a letter of support to consider privatizing aspects of bus maintenance.

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Kev’s Korner – Episode 3

In Episode 3 of Kev’s Korner, I am joined by Dave Andelman from Phantom Gourmet fame. We discuss a bill I filed at his request which may help the hospitality industry shift some business from their busy weekend nights to other nights of the week. We also had some fun discussing the Mendon Twin Drive-In that he and his brothers purchased a few years ago.

I was also joined by Mandy Deveno, a constituent from Bellingham.  Mandy, who hails from the mid-west, started a 4-H club …

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Kev’s Korner – Episode 2

In Episode 2 of Kev’s Korner, we are honored to be joined by MA Secretary of Housing and Economic Development, Jay Ash.  Sec. Ash shared some of the efforts in his secretariat.  He also shares where you can find the best frappes in Massachusetts.  🙂 

Also joining us were Carla Rubin, the Asst Director at the Crossroads Clubhouse in Hopedale, along with one of the members of the clubhouse.  The Crossroads Clubhouse provides services to adults with mental illnesses and addictions.  We have been working with …

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Kev’s Korner – Episode 1

Welcome to the first edition of Kev’s Korner, which will be running regularly on public access TV in the four towns I represent.

In this episode, I share some thoughts about our plans for the show, tell you a little about myself and my family, and introduce an important new initiative we’re working on in conjunction with Veteran’s Inc. for the month of February 2017.

Feel free to use the Contact Us link here on the website if you’d like to ask a question for the “Ask …

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“Share the Love” for Our Veterans in February

“Share the Love” for Our Veterans in February

 

My office is pleased to announce a project that we are working on during the month of February with Veterans, Inc., a great Worcester-based organization which helps veterans in need.

Keeping in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, we are asking residents in the 8th Worcester District (Bellingham, Blackstone, Millville and Uxbridge) to “Share the Love” for our veterans by helping us provide basic personal care products and other necessities for our vets who may need a little help.

We are placing large yellow drop boxes at the …

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Support for Increased Funding for Senior Centers

Support for Increased Funding for Senior Centers

 

Each year, the Legislature funds the Council On Aging Formula Grant, which essentially gives towns $9/senior in the town, based on the 2010 census numbers.  Recognizing that the number of seniors continues to increase while the headcount from the 2010 doesn’t change, Representative Bruce Ayers recently circulated a letter urging the House Ways & Means committee chairman, Representative Brian Dempsey, to increase the funding to $10/senior in this year’s budget.  I am pleased to join so many of my colleagues in supporting this effort which …

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Uxbridge Community Forum on Substance Abuse

Uxbridge Community Forum on Substance Abuse

 

In the past two years, 2 out of 3 cities and towns in the Commonwealth have suffered from an opioid-related overdose death. The problem is enormous and it impacts all of us.

On Tuesday, March 8 at 7PM, I am co-hosting a community forum at Uxbridge High School to discuss the ever-growing substance abuse epidemic.  A panel of experts on addiction, substance abuse prevention, and mental health will be on hand to discuss the issue and provide information on available resources.

The event is free and open …

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Amendment to Expand Access to Narcan Adopted

Amendment to Expand Access to Narcan Adopted

 

On January 13, 2016 the House debated the H3944 – An Act Relative to Substance Use, Treatment, Education and Prevention.

One component to the battle against the opioid epidemic is the use of the life-saving drug Naloxone, more commonly known by its brand name Narcan.

Currently, Narcan is available without prescription in some but not all pharmacies in the Commonwealth.  Our neighboring state of Rhode Island, in contrast, has put a mechanism in place to make sure it is available without prescription at all retail pharmacies.  I …

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Small Business Resolution

Small Business Resolution

 

In the interest of “keeping it local”, the House passed a resolution recognizing the vital contributions that small businesses make to our communities, and declaring the weekend after Thanksgiving to be Small Business Weekend.

Please shop locally and help the businesses that create 2 out of 3 jobs.  Here is the resolution that I signed on to…

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